A national convening of artists, organizers, and allies inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. 


You're invited! Join hundreds of fellow artists, activists, educators, policy-makers, students, dreamers, healers, truth-tellers, and allies for CULTURE/SHIFT 2018! This intercultural, intergenerational gathering will bring people from across the country for skill-building, relationship-building, and engaged learning, deepening a movement for cultural democracy. CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 is hosted in partnership with the City of Albuquerque Department of Cultural Services and New Mexico-based arts and social justice organizations. Together, we will create, explore, and amplify strategies for cultural healing, resilience, and resistance.

What are the leverage points for shifting from a consumer culture rooted in isolation and inequality to a creator culture rooted in community and equity? How can Citizen Artists sustain presence, well-being, and hope in challenging times? How can we organize in our own communities and across the country to bolster support for cultural activity that cultivates empathy, equity, and social imagination? Through participatory workshops, performances, talks, and interactive art-making, we’ll explore themes such as migration, indigenous cultural rights, climate justice, public memory and commemorative justice, ethics of community-based arts, community development/displacement, and more.

More details about speakers, accommodations, special events, and registration coming soon. The 2016 convening (scroll down to learn more) filled almost immediately, so be sure to watch your inbox to learn when registration opens in early August.

We hope to see you in New Mexico!